Reference Entry

Scott, John, first earl of Eldon (1751-1838), lord chancellor

E. A. Smith

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI:


Family background and education | Marriage and a change of course | Early years in the legal profession | Political beginnings | Solicitor-general and the regency crisis, 1788-1793 | The French Revolution and the safety of the constitution | 'My lord chancellor': Eldon and George III | Eldon and the royal family | Old Bags: Eldon and George IV | Eldon and the Catholic question | Legal career | Last years in politics | Character

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Subjects: biography ; history

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